This amazing “flower” isn’t a flower at all, but a plant!
Rose of Jericho is not a rose, but a Mexican desert plant with unusual magical properties. It is also known as the Resurrection flower because the plant seems to come to life after dying. Water is used to re-hydrate the plant. Just place it in a bowl of water and it will magically come to life!
this resurrection plant is widely used in many different rituals and traditions practiced by not only Catholic followers, but also by the people who practice Santeria and Hoodoo.
As of its transition from looking like a dead, brown ball into an open, lush and green looking plant, by just adding a little bit of water, and the fact that this process can be repeated almost endlessly, the plant is also called resurrection plant.
There are several rituals you can do to employ the symbolism of the Rose of Jericho. If you wish to have a good business, you can place this plant in a shallow dish of water and place it by the door. It is believed that you will have more customers visiting your business place. The resurrection plant also symbolizes protection, power, happiness, abundance, peace and prevents the bad power sources from influencing your life. In order to protect your house from some kind of evil spirits, you are advised to place the Rose of Jericho in any place in your house. If you have an altar dedicated for spiritual purposes that would be a great spot for this plant to reside. Crossing yourself with the water of the plant is believed to bring happiness and blessings.
More interestingly, the Rose of Jericho is also believed to have the power to draw love.
The power of the Rose of Jericho to resurrect from the dried or death condition is also symbolizing transformation and energy renewal.